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    TADA! Seeks One-Act Plays

    TADA!, the not-for-profit company which presents original musical theatre performed by children for family audiences, is now accepting new one-act plays and musicals to be produced as part of its 1997 "Free Spring Staged Reading Series" and "New Play

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    Breakout Talent - Ever Clear

    Oscar and Lucinda, Gillian Armstrong's new film of Peter Carey's picaresque novel, may be accounted an interesting failure--with most of the failure, truth be told, laid at the narrow feet of Ralph Fiennes, who, as a gambling-addicted na•f cleric, gives the kind of twitchy, bewildering performance for ...

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    Congress Grants NEA $98M

    The President wanted $136 million for fiscal 1999. The chairman wants $200 million for a near-future fiscal year. But right now, they're accepting a $98 million FY99 budget for the National Endowment for the Arts

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    WORKING ACTOR : Front-line Fears

    I'm a big fan of irony, even when it seemingly occurs at my own expense. Irony is life's balancer. It has a way of reminding you that basically it's all up to chance, and never to take things too seriously; what goes around comes around. Hence, this ...

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    Speak the Speech

    Classics from Rostand to Shakespeare get virile, even loutish,

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    Corrections

    In our story in the Feb. 11 issue on summer training (improvisational classes), there were a few errors. Tom Soter's website is tomsoter.com. His Sunday night class, from 5 to 6:30 pm, costs $10. His Tuesday class costs

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    Indie Workshop

    According to Ramin Niami--a veteran of the low-budget world and organizer of a new workshop at New York Performance Works on Chambers St. in lower Manhattan--the worst problem about tight budgets and impossible deadlines in indie features is the way actors are rushed into scenes without rehearsal time. The cure ...

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    Voice-Over Workshop

    David Zema, a voice-over performer and coach, will offer a series of workshops on voice-overs in conjunction with a number of casting